Dr. William Lewis graduated
from West Point in 1975 and served as an Army officer for 22 years; retiring as
a LTC. During his career most of his duties consisted of Aviation and
acquisition assignments. He performed duties as an instructor pilot, experimental
test pilot and product manager. Following his retirement from active service,
he became a professor at the University of Tennessee Space Institute where he
led the Flight Research Office and Aviation Systems program. He departed
academia to become the Chief Engineer of the RAH-66 program. Following
the cancellation of the program, he became the Director of the US Army Aviation
Engineering Directorate conducting airworthiness for the Army fleet. In 2012 he
became the Director of the US Army Aviation Development Directorate leading the
Aviation Science and Technology portfolio. During this period he initiated the
Joint Multi-role (JMR) rotorcraft program, the Dergaded Visual Environment
program and most recently the Aerial Launched Effects project. He holds a BS
from the United States Military Academy, MS degrees from Air Force Institute of
Technology and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a PhD from the Georgia
Institute of Technology. He is married to Cynthia and has two adult sons. Dr. Lewis is currently the President and CEO of the Tennessee Technical
Test Team; an aerospace consulting firm.
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